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SAE International Releases 2014 Mobility Engineering Professional Salary Study and Online Interactive Salary Calculator - United States Leads the Way in Salary Increase

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 25, 2014 -

SAE International released its biennial engineering salary study and online interactive salary calculator.  The 2014 Mobility Engineering Professional Salary Study is the only one of its kind to explore levels and changes in compensation and employment for engineers and technical employees in the automotive, aerospace, and commercial vehicle industries.  It benchmarks compensation levels based by geography, education, industry sector, experience, and managerial and budgetary responsibility.  The study, which is free to current members and $249 for non-members, shows an overall increase for average base salaries and hiring in the United States.


The average base salary and total compensation for engineers in the United States increased nearly 11% to $114,900, up from $95,700 in 2012. Worldwide, salaries for engineering and related technical positions in mobility industries saw an 8% increase, going from $91,800 in 2012 to $99,300.


Nearly three quarters of full-time, U.S. employees received an increase in their January 1, 2014, base salary compared with the previous year. 21% indicated no change, and only 1% experienced a salary decrease. 


To better serve its members, the 2014 Mobility Engineering Professional Salary Study includes new data tables that provide much greater insight along a wider range of professional experience years using six segments: less than 1, 1-4, 5-9, 10-19, 20-29 and 30 or more.  These additional tables provide deeper insight more reflective of SAE International’s own broad membership base of mobility professionals in various stages of their career. 


Additionally, the online interactive salary calculator has been updated—imbedded data and reports reflect the enhanced level of analysis provided in the new report. “Our members will find the 2014 study and interactive salary calculator incredibly valuable,” said Matt Creech, Business Unit Leader of Membership & Sections, SAE International. ”This information, which is free to members, will help mobility professionals to better assess their job today as well as explore where they may want to take their career in the future.”


This third biennial SAE International Mobility Engineering Professional Salary Study is based on an email survey issued to 54,615 mobility engineers and related technical employees around the world. Both members and non-members of SAE International were asked a series of 30 questions related to their respective industry, company, educational background, job responsibilities, compensation, retirement, ethnicity, and more. A total of 5,651 individuals responded, resulting in an optimal margin of error of +/- 1.7% with a 95% confidence level.


The full 2014 SAE International Mobility Engineering Professional Salary  and online interactive salary calculator are available to current SAE International members for free as a member benefit at  Non-members may purchase the study for $249 at .  To join SAE International visit .


SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 145,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.


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